Yardsharing Getting Started Guide

Wanting to garden but needing space to do so? Or are you wishing for a garden in your space and lacking the time, energy other other means to do so? No problem! Follow our Yardsharing Getting Started Guide below to get started on your yardsharing journey. Learn more about this in our FAQs.

  1. Advertise in your area to recruit interested landowners. Be sure to provide contact information so they can reach you. You could do this through social media like FaceBook or using a free online matching service such as Nextdoor.com.
  2. Interview the landowner(s) to get an idea of what they are needing and expecting. For safety reasons, the best way to do that would be using phone or other remote means. We have provided you with a list of potentially relevant questions to help you with this.
  3. Visit any interesting property that you feel may meet your needs, and meet the landowners in person (keeping physical distancing, of course). Check to make sure that everything is in line with what you discussed previously.
  4. Once you are done, perhaps do a physical distancing handshake (perhaps the Star Trek Peace and Prosper sign?) to make an informal agreement. Or you could consider signing a more formal agreement if that feels like it makes sense for you!

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